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Parenting
Engrave this Quote The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
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-Joseph Addison
Patience
Engrave this Quote Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
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Patriotism
Engrave this Quote What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
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Perfection
Engrave this Quote It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
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Pleasure
Engrave this Quote The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
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Engrave this Quote To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
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Prejudice
Engrave this Quote Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.
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Engrave this Quote A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
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Reading
Engrave this Quote Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
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Engrave this Quote Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding places in a voluminous writer.
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-Joseph Addison, "The Spectator", July 23, 1711
Revolution
Engrave this Quote Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!
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Satisfaction
Engrave this Quote A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants...
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Serenity
Engrave this Quote Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
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-Joseph Addison, "The Spectator, #381", May 17, 1712
Engrave this Quote A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves a constant ease and serenity within us, and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions that can possibly befall us.
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Solitude
Engrave this Quote To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude.
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Soul
Engrave this Quote Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
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Time
Engrave this Quote Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought.
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Virtue
Engrave this Quote Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
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Weather
Engrave this Quote A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
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Words
Engrave this Quote Words, when well chosen, have so great a force in them, that a description often gives us more lively ideas than the sight of things themselves.
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Worth
Engrave this Quote 'Tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it.
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